Octo-Gramma: “Why Would She Do This?”

Octuplets grandmother questions daughter conscience

Just when you thought you knew  more than enough about the Southern California woman who delivered octuplets, here is another bizarre twist.

The web site RadarOnline.com has posted pictures inside the Suleman home, and the place is a mess. It seems to have a fair amount of cribs and bunk beds, but that is before the additional eight babies joined the household.

Octo-mom Nadya Suleman's mother called her daughter's actions "unconscionable" in the interview posted online over the weekend.
Angela Suleman says she is caring for six older children while her daughter is hospitalized after giving birth Jan. 26 to the octuplets.

The photographs posted on Radar from inside Angela Suleman's house, show a disheveled three-bedroom home, where Nadya and her expanding brood live. Heaps of clothing pour from an open closet doo and a carpeted bedroom -- where a bed sheet serves as a curtain -- is cluttered with cribs.

Responding to the snapshots, Nadya Suleman's publicist Mike Furtney said that his client has been away for nearly two months, so she shouldn't be held responsible for the home's current condition.

Furtney said his client planned to move into a larger home once the octuplets were healthy enough to leave doctors' care.

He declined to comment on any of the remarks Angela Suleman made about her daughter in the interview.

"Those are very personal issues between a mother and a daughter," he said.

"She already has six beautiful children, why would she do this?" Angela Suleman told Radar Online. "I'm struggling to look after her six. We had to put in bunk beds, feed them in shifts and there's children's clothing piled all over the house."

Angela Suleman also said Nadya's boyfriend was the biological father of all 14 children, but that she refused to marry him.

"He was in love with her and wanted to marry her," she said. "But Nadya wanted to have children on her own."

Nadya Suleman, a divorced single mother, told NBC's "Today" show that the same fertility specialist provided in-vitro fertilization for all 14 of her children.

Angela Suleman seemed to contradict that account, saying the fertility specialist who helped her daughter give birth to the octuplets was a different doctor from the one who aided in the birth of her first six children.

Angela Suleman said she and her husband pleaded with Nadya's first fertility doctor not to treat their daughter again, so Nadya found another doctor to work with.

"I'm really angry about that," Angela Suleman said of the doctor's decision to perform the procedure.

A Medical Board of California spokeswoman said Friday that it was investigating the doctor -- who has not been identified -- to see if there was a "violation of the standard of care." The spokeswoman did not elaborate on the nature of the potential violations.

Angela Suleman also challenged her daughter's remarks in the NBC interview that she always wanted a large family to make up for the loneliness she felt as an only child.

"We raised her in a loving family and her father always spoiled her," Angela said.

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